Assistant Dean of Clinical Education/Associate Professor or Full Professor R0136942

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Aug 26, 2023
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Job Description


Job Description

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada invites applications for an Assistant Dean for Clinical Education with an Academic Rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, Academic Affairs Department, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine [R0136942].


The Department of Academic Affairs at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is seeking an Assistant Dean for Clinical Education / Associate / Professor. This position works closely with the Assistant Dean for Biomedical Science Education, the Assistant Dean for Curriculum Management, and other leaders in the Office of Academic Affairs and Education. The Assistant Dean supports the Associate Dean in strategic planning, budget management, human resource management, compliance, facilities management, and IT management for the undergraduate medical education program.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be responsible for oversight of educational content related to the clinical sciences in the MD curriculum.
  • Be responsible for the supervision, leadership, coordination, and oversight of faculty who teach in clinical medicine including:
  • Foundations of Clinical Practice
  • Core Clinical Clerkships: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics /Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery.
  • Sub-internships, advanced medical rotations, and clinical electives.
  • Participate in planning and directing the course and curricular schedules for the MD curriculum.
  • Participate in planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of clinical education in the MD curriculum.
  • Assist the Associate Dean in preparing budgets, assigning staff, and procuring resources for the MD program.
  • Work with the Undergraduate Medical Education team to ensure the MD program's educational learning objectives are met.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, integration, assessment, and improvement of clinical education throughout the four-year MD curriculum.
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures.

This position requires a high degree of organizational skills, the ability to work respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education, research and health care. Our school is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. We strive to develop culturally competent graduates to care for the residents of Nevada and the nation. For additional information on the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine please visit:

Vaccination Requirement

This position is considered a healthcare worker and may be required to submit a proof of COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical or religious waiver on file with Human Resources before their start date. Questions may be sent to

PROFILE of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine Located primarily within the Las Vegas Medical District, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV graduated its first class of students in May of 2021. Fully accredited, the school currently has 240 medical students, 150 faculty physicians, and more than 300 medical residents and fellows. With a new medical education building opening in 2022, including state-of-the-art medical classrooms and simulation center, the school continues to grow.
As one of the most diverse medical schools in the nation, our graduates have been accepted to prestigious residency and fellowship programs throughout the country. Our faculty, students, residents, and fellows have had their research published in peer-reviewed journals that range from the American Journal of Surgery to Cancer Cytopathology.

With a group practice, UNLV Health, provides care to more than 10,000 patients per month in its 17 primary care and specialty care clinics, and its partner hospitals. The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is transforming healthcare in Southern Nevada.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • This position requires an M.D. from an accredited college or university.
  • Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience in medical education, with 5 years in a leadership role in medical education, such as course director, clerkship director, assistant/associate dean.
  • Record of curriculum development in medical education at an LCME accredited medical school.
  • Significant background in clinical education, which may include any of:
  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics /Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, or other medical specialty.
  • Evidence of significant scholarship/research productivity and significant teaching contributions in his/her field.



  • Decanal experience at an LCME accredited medical school, preferably as assistant/associate dean for basic/foundational medical sciences.


The candidate's educational credentials, terminal degree, experience in an academic medical institution or equivalency will be considered in determining that candidate's recommended rank. The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Faculty Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (FAPT) Committee will use the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV (SOM) promotion criteria to recommend rank to the Dean of the School of Medicine. Tenure consideration may be given upon hire on a case by case basis depending on verified previous credentials, the FAPT recommendation, and School of Medicine Dean's recommendation.

Application Details

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) appreciates your interest in employment. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.


● Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
● Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
● No state income tax
● Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
● Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
● Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents


● Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
● Employee recognition and appreciation programs
● Personal and professional development opportunities
● UNLV athletics ticket discounts
● Employee discount at UNLV's Student Wellness Recreation Center
● Statewide employee purchase program discounts
● RebelCard discounts on and off campus
● Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
● Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Materials should be addressed to Dr. Robert Hernandez, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV KSOM Human Resources at (702) 202-2424 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, R0136942 in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


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JOB CATEGORY: Academic Faculty

Exempt: Yes

Full-Time Equivalent: 100.0 %

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume/CV,and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

This position requires that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

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